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Travails of Lungu’s family, diesel to cost more, as inflation surges. See our top 10 stories of the week


In case you missed them, here are our top 10 stories of the week:

1. Ex-President Edgar Lungu’s wife, Esther, his daughter, Chiyeso, and nephew Phiri, were on Thursday quizzed, and detained by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) over alleged money laundering charges. Read more….

2. The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has maintained the pump price of petrol for the month of June at K35.56 per litre, while the price of diesel has been increased to K31.1 per litre from K29.6. Read more…

Read more: Hichilema blows hot on corruption, police receive bashing, ‘blackout’ worsens. See our top 10 stories of the week

3. Zambia’s annual inflation rate rose by 0.9 percentage points to 14.7 percent in May 2024, driven by price increases in both food and non-food items. Read more…

4. Government has announced that over 90 percent of Zambia’s US$3 billion bondholders have accepted its restructuring proposal so far which was made on May 13, 2024. Read more…

5. In addition to charges of seditious practices, the state has reportedly filed another charge of ‘Inciting Tribal War’ against Christian Democratic Party leader, Dr Dan Pule, and four others.Read more….

6. President Hakainde Hichilema has addressed newly recruited officers of the Zambia Air Force (ZAF), warning them against engaging in toxic discussions. He did so at a parade in Livingstone. Read more ….

7. The Zambia Police Service has expressed concerns regarding the actions of the relatives of Petauke Central lawmaker, Emmanuel Banda, following his discovery. Read more….

8. Lusaka Magistrate, Mutinta Mwenya, has sent a strong message to men who abuse their wives, stating that “real men do not inflict pain on women.” Read more….

9. Police have arrested, Obed Chileshe, aged 30, of Lusaka’s New Kasama area, in connection with alleged theft. Read more…..

10. Zambian international midfielder, Grace Chanda, has signed a two-year contract with American side Orlando Pride, joining from Spanish top-flight club Madrid CFF. Read more….

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